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Entrepreneurship Development in Agriculture

Rashmi Singh (Editor) J P Sharma (Editor) D U M Rao (Editor) M S Nain (Editor) R Roy Burman (Editor)

Agriculture sector is at the crossroads economically, environmentally, socially and technologically. Shrinking land base and rampant unemployment are the marked features of our rural areas. There is need to commercialize and diversify Indian Agriculture to create agro-based employment opportunities in such a way that one can generate more income per unit of area. With liberalisation, privatisation and globalisation, the whole world has come to our local markets where farmers and their produce have to compete with multinationals in terms of quality and price. In this scenario entrepreneurship development can prove to be a gainful employment opportunity for our educated youth. Entrepreneurs are not born but can be developed through appropriate education skills development and guidance. The present book "Entrepreneurship Development in Agriculture" is aimed at providing the conceptual orientation of entrepreneurship and elaborating the three phases of entrepreneurship development viz. Entrepreneurial stimulation enterprise launching and enterprise sustenance. Besides these two more section agro enterprise options and designing trading for entrepreneurship development are providing the details of various technological options to take up as agro enterprise and various training modules for inculcating entrepreneurial spirit. The book is an outcome of document the experiences generated at Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI) which pioneered the efforts in this direction by establishing Entrepreneurship development Unit in 1995 in the Division of Agricultural Extension.

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About the author

Rashmi Singh

Rashmi Singh is workings a Senior Scientist in IARI, New Delhi. Her Doctoral Research work is on Women Entrepreneurship Development Process. She is an accredited Entrepreneurship Motivation trainer and has an experience of over 14 years in research, training, teaching and extension in the discipline. She has completed research projects on social issues in watershed development, sociological changes due to agricultural modernisation and on entrepreneurship development among rural youth. She has about 100 papers in various journals and magazines to her credit.

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Bibliographic information

Title Entrepreneurship Development in Agriculture
Format Hardcover
Date published: 14.07.2012
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Biotech Books
Language: English
isbn 9788176222587
length xiv+396p., Figures.